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Smith Gilbert Gardens

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 AM
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kids loved it

For living in the area as long as I have, I'm surprised I had not heard of this place before. While... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David B
Beautiful and peaceful gardens

Small, but architecturally interesting home that's been beautifully restored and maintained. The... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada
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With a variety of plantings, the Hiram Butler Home (ca. 1880) and 31 sculptures, Smith-Gilbert Gardens has something for everyone. At the center of Smith-Gilbert Gardens is the historic Hiram Butler House, dating back over 150 years. The house was...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
2382 Pine Mountain Rd NW, Kennesaw, GA 30152-4127
+1 770-919-0248
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For living in the area as long as I have, I'm surprised I had not heard of this place before. While not a huge place, it was a perfect size to take the kids to. They loved the butterfly exhibit and the koi ponds. it...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

Small, but architecturally interesting home that's been beautifully restored and maintained. The landscaping is diverse and was a pleasure to meander through with numerous places to sit for your peaceful enjoyment. The bonzai collection was phenomenal! No official tour of the building, but the staff...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed July 17, 2019

Enjoyed a quiet and picturesque morning here. Most of the trails are shaded and contain benches along the way so even in the hot weather it is enjoyable. There are fun activities for the younger kids to enjoy so it has a little something for...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 9, 2019

Come to Smith Gilbert Gardens for a beautiful and relaxing hike! When I was there, they had a special butterfly enclosed exhibit where you were given a flower, and a butterfly would land on it! The rose garden was magnificent with so many gorgeous variegated...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 15, 2019 via mobile

A well-kept gem owned and maintained by the City of Kennesaw. The perennial gardens are beautiful and they have quite a collection of bonsai plants that is very impressive. It's well worth a side trip of a couple of hours.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

very rustic and many beautiful flowers ...even a cute little waterfall ... very good variety of flowering plants and creative art to view while watching mother nature ..

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

As I walk through the Garden whatever was on my mind goes away. Not a fancy modern place but beautiful trees, Huge flowering shrubs, and quite a large variety of plantings. Has been there many years and it continues to change. We attended their plant...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 30, 2019 via mobile

This property is actually owned by the city of Kennesaw GA and it truly is 16 acres of botanical heaven...if you are in the northern portions of Atlanta, please don't let this wonderful property pass you by.. Lots of things for all ages to do...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 27, 2019

Girlfriends had a delightful walk through the gardens, which are peeking out from winter doldrums -- We saw daffodils, beautiful blooming trees, rhodies and azaleas about to burst forth -- soothing landscapes, peaceful waterfall garden -- small acreage, but lovely place to stroll with friends...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 17, 2019

An incredible find! Gardens, bonsai, butterflies, birds, art, and history - all in one place! Lots of activities and classes for all ages and interests, and a lovely place to have a wedding, too.

Date of experience: February 2019
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It is possible.. But I would definitely call in advance to be sure.